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NIA to seek Interpol Red Corner notice against Pakistan diplomat wanted in terror plot

Pakistani diplomat Amir Zubair Siddiquiwas  chargesheeted last week for allegedly conspiring to launch terror strikes on the US and Israeli consulates in South India.

Published: 25th February 2018 03:24 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th February 2018 04:27 AM   |  A+A-

This file photo taken on May 06, 2010 shows the entrance of the Interpol headquarters in Lyon, eastern France. (File | AFP)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI:The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will seek issuance of an Interpol Red Corner Notice (RCN) against Pakistani Intelligence officer Amir Zubair Siddiqui chargesheeted last week in a terror case relating to conspiracy to bomb the US consulate in Chennai, Israeli consulate in Bengaluru and other vital installations in South India.

Siddiqui had also attempted to cause explosions in Electronic City in Bengaluru and at public places in South India. The RCN will be sent to the Interpol via the CBI soon, NIA sources said.During his stint as Visa Counsellor at Pakistani High Commission in Sri Lanka in 2014, Siddiqui had conspired to carry out terror strikes in India. His name had figured during questioning of co-accused and Sri Lankan national Sakir Hussain.

Hussain is undergoing simple imprisonment for five years after he pleaded guilty before the court. His jail term will end next year. He was arrested by the Tamil Nadu Police in April 2014.The original case was registered on April 28, 2014, by Q Branch CID, Chennai, of Tamil Nadu Police following the arrest of Hussain, who had arrived in India as per Siddiqui’s instructions to conduct subversive activities in India.

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